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drunk, killing one of his teammates. this comes one week african can city chiefs player belcher killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. nbc's sara story has the story for us this morning and the tragic news inside the nfl. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> reporter: irving police say josh brent was drive whgt mercedes flipped and landed on its top. the passenger was jerry brown jr., a linebacker on the cowboys' practice squad. officers say the car was on fire when they arrived on scene. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: investigators say brown was unresponsive and later died at a hospital. they say speed and alcohol were factors in the crush. brent failed a field sobriety test. >> based on his performance of those tests, along with our officers' observations and the conversations they had with him, he was placed under arrest for
hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. details ahead. >>> looking over the fiscal cliff. is a last-second deal even possible? >>> kim kardashian and kanye west expecting a baby. >>> new year's eve preps and the new york giants open their hearts to the families of newtown, connecticut. "early today" starts right now. >>> and a very good morning to you on this new year's eve. it's nice to see you this morning. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. the clot was discovered during a followup exam sunday. she's being treated with blood thinners, and doctors will monitor the medication over the next two days. the 65-year-old clinton fell and suffered a concussion when she fainted while home alone in mid-december as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. clinton had been planning to return to work this week. >>> it is crunch tim
lake city, utah, a chance of showers. 49. boston again, very cold afternoon. people in the northeast, you know, we kind of get spoiled with the warm temps. this morning is reality. >> yeah, exactly. we knew it was coming. it's december. we'll take it. bill, thanks so much. >>> there's some good news in the fight against cancer and that cup of starbucks may be a little more difficult to find. plus, john mcafee is finally in custody. what did he know about the death of his neighbor. why was he fleeing police for three weeks. this is "early today" on nbc. >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. "the new york times" reports that the u.s. secretly gave its blessing to armed shipments to rebel groups in libya during the fight against moammar gadhafi, but officials became alarmed that some of the weapons sent may have been turned over to islamic militants. >>> a new congressional report shows wasteful spending of tax money, some of the most head shaking examples include the homeland security department paid for a hog catcher in texas, a fish tank in a small texas town, and an un
this report from the outskirts of syria's largest city aleppo. >> reporter: the people are stuffering, but also showing a tremendous amount of resilience, this house was bombed by mistake, the people who lived here lived next to a rebel commander. now they're homeless. but aside from the damage, and there is extensive damage in this part of syria, just on the outskirts of the city of aleppo, there's also tremendous economic difficulties. the syrian currency is worth about half of what it was when this war started. a loaf of bread costs about -- despite all of that, the rebels are making advances, they are pushing on to president assad's military bases, surrounding his military bases. that's no hope here for a diplomatic solution, the rebels don't want one, they say the only solution they will accept is a military victory. >>> tonight defense officials fell our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski that a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. was killed during the rescue operation of an american doctor in afghanistan. his name has not been released. it happened during a raids to save dr. dill let josep
that the explosion took place in a busy street in a southern city where local government offices are located. accounts also say the blast occurred as pilgrims were making a trip to a nearby holy site. not sure how many were among the casualties. it's about 60 miles south of baghdad. derrick ward, live at the news desk. >>> it's down to the wire. less than 24 hours from the miss cliff deadline. congress is reportedly inching closer toward a deal. the house will reconvene at 9:00 this morning. the senate will return to capitol hill at 11:00 a.m. talks hit a standstill yesterday after mitch mcconnell proposed social security cuts. democrats rejected the plan, aides say. there has been what they call constructive movement on key issues like taxes, including a compromise on where to set higher rates for wealthier americans and avoid a jump in inheritance taxes. vice president joe biden is taking over as lead negotiator for the democrats. >> still time left to reach an agreement. we intend to continue negotiations. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner
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's happened again. police begin a second search for the person who pushed someone off a new york city subway platform. >>> the 12 and 13-year-olds facing charges in a brazen crime in northern virginia. >>> more winter weather rolling in for the weekend. the >>> all right. grab the skis, the snowboard, it's time to hit the slopes again. the winter storm and cold temperatures helping ski resorts to open this weekend. white tail resort in pennsylvania opens for the season this morning. for now, they'll have four slopes operating, two other nearby resort, round top and liberty, open tomorrow. wisp in western maryland is open with eight runs available. >> i'm ready. we're ready to see snow. >> are you a snow person, a ski person? >> i'm not a ski person. i'm from texas. why would i be a ski person? how on earth would that be possible? no, i'm not. as a matter of fact, my mother came in from texas and will be with me for a couple of weeks. i'm hoping she'll see snow. v.j., possible? >> she won't have to go far. i know you live nearby. let's talk about that snowfall event coming up. it will be cold
us not that building. >> not one of the -- it is the ugliest building in the city, and could be in the country. >> reporter: a regional battle has broken out between d.c., maryland and virginia. prince george's would support moving to prince george's county if that county allowed the redskins to break the team's lease and move back to washington. revenue chairman jack evans wouldn't discuss those private talks, but acknowledged the city's interest. >> certainly the idea of a switch for the fbi moving to prince george's county, and say the redskins moving back to the city in a brand-new stadium at rfk, would be something i would certainly be interested in. >> reporter: in a written response to news4, prince george's county executive rashern baker rebuffed the idea. the baker administration is not entertaining any discussions around moving the washington redskins back to washington, d.c. the fbi with its large work force and space needs is a prime target for all three jurisdictions. earlier this week, virginia's democratic and republican congressional leaders wrote a letter to
the civil war has been going on now for 21 months, as fighting raged in a number of cities, activist groups say more than 50 people were killed today and yesterday was far worse, with almost 400 deaths reported. more than 45,000 people have died since the war began. and today, the special u.n. negotiator predicted that 100,000 more syrians could be killed this coming year if the conflict does not end. >>> back in this country, that large and fast-moving winter storm that hit the northeast yesterday and last night came in and out in a hurry but it left a mark with quite a few areas of new england digging out today from up to a foot of snow. they included foxborough, massachusetts, where workers at gillette stadium were getting ready for today's game. parts of maine got even more snow, with up to 18 inches reported. >>> so what is in store for the nation for new year's eve and beyond in the weather department? for that we turn to weather channel meteorologist kim cunningham. good evening. >> yes, good evening, kate. we are watching another storm come out of the rockies this time, a snow track
's been waiting for snow so far this season. in new york city itself, this is not a big storm. it looks like one to three inches. the roads because it hasn't been all that cold so far this season should be under control. then you go back up into new york state. there will be pockets of heavier snow with about sick x to nine inches possible. same for northern pennsylvania. there will be spots that pick up higher snowfall totals. this is not a huge event, we're not talking about a lot of wind with this system, but it does still look like parts of southern new england will pick up most of the snow from the system. carl? >> thanks. we'll get to the national forecast in a few minutes. >>> meantime, lawmakers in washington are desperately trying to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff today, hoping to avoid steep spending cuts and tax increases. kristin welker is at the white house where the president had a high-profile meeting with congressional lawmakers on friday. good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning to you. all eyes are on the senate this morning as majority leader harry reid and min
that as it moves through salt lake city and eventually down to the south and east, we are going to see the chance of some of the snowflakes falling back through oklahoma of all places, arkansas possibly as well. monday night into tuesday. so you might be waking up to a white christmas by the time we get into the morning hours of christmas in oklahoma and arkansas. as you can see, typical areas for white christmas do not include oklahoma and arkansas. that's why it is a little bit more unusual. that would be the bt chance offer seeing any sort of snowfall. then, eventually, it will start to push to the southeast and we will be seeing snow through the rest of the week, erica. >> thanks. we'll get the full forecast in a few minutes. lester? >>> turning now to politics, from the looming fiscal cliff to the ongoing con tro versus over the nra's recent comments following the sandy hook elementary strategy. a lot to discuss with david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." the president and congress have left town for the holidays. any chance they might come back early, any sense of a deal in the works
a raise. one influential council member says the city needs to fix that. tom sherwood has the story. >> reporter: heading into the last night of the year 88 d.c. homicides, 20 fewer than last year, far below the nearly 500 reported each year in the late 1980s and early 1990s. >> that's the number one thing, people need to feel safe. tommy wells, who is preparing to run for mayor in 2014, stakes over this weeks as the chairman of the public safety committee. wells says the city's economic rebirth depends upon public safety and less fear of crime. >> but i'm quite heartened that the murder rate has gone down, but we have more work to do. we've seen a whole rash of robberies, robberies with weapons, robberies without weapons, and that has to be address the. >> reporter: wells told nbc4 that he's concerned the police department and police union have failed over several years to reach a new labor crest. >> one of the things i talk to the chief and mayor about is we need a contract for other police men and women so they are paid fairly. >> reporter: >> the firefighters haven't had a contr
's a peek out your window. >> new york city, 39 degrees, a little break but again not much. charlotte, 51 degrees. looks good in florida, 70 today. and some of those storms could be strong in new orleans later this afternoon. >> so we are talking another storm, again, it's minor, i'd say 3 uninches would be a good guess. >>> coming up, a million-dollar t-rex smuggling ring. newtown shooter adam lanza's dna will be studied. >>> plus who are hollywood's most bankable stars? you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." scientists plan to study the dna of adam lanza the 20-year-old who shoot and killed 26 people at newtown, connecticut. they hope to find an abnormality that could predict an inclination towards violence. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work next week after a stomach flu and concussion sidelined her three weeks. she will report on security failures and the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. >>> some good news on law enforcement, deaths of police fell 23%. with just four days left until the end of the
in one u.s. city. >>> plus, the historic event that changed the record books for gay marriage in this country overnight. >>> it's another new storm for us. we have everything from snow to sleet and rain on tap for today. what might be your neighborhood seeing? >>> a live look at the roads in lorton right now. traffic is already starting to pick up. it's smooth sailing at this point, but you can expect much different driving conditions later this morning as the rain and snow moves in. veronica will have the forecast in a minute. >> it's being called a tragic number. chicago recently reached 500 homicides in the calendar year. the latest was a deadly shooting outside a convenience store. the city's police superintendent says the sad milestone is reflective of gang violence and illegal guns. but residents say it's much simpler than that. >> there's no magic spell that can end it. you know, it's a matter of people and neighborhoods coming together and deciding that it's not going to happen. >> last year the windy city had 435 murders. the last time chicago reached the 500 mark was
.c. neighborhood with a deep history and a modern edge and also has some of the coolest houses in the city. it is logan circle. every we are residents open their doors to the public for a holiday tour. if you miss it, don't worry because wendy rieger has us covered. >> reporter: they are the grand dame's of the victorian era. fireplaces roared in every room. a time when houses weren't built, they were simulcasted. the boots of civil war brass scuffed the stairs. this is logan's circle. >> the house was built by ledger films. >> reporter: loretta's house is one of the older ones on the tour. built in the mid 1800s, it also has an inreing history and it was sold to the emperor of korea in the 1880s and seized by the japanese when they occupied korea at the turn of the century. >> the koreans have been upset about that since 1910. >> reporter: the house is now filled with jenkins and her husband's egyptians and african art. her dad's collection of depression glass. the house has a beautiful grace to it prompting her son as a child to say it was like living inside after violin. >> we had many
that touched down in the new zealand city of auckland. these people were up close and personal as huge blasts the wind, heavy rain, as well as flying debris tore through the nation's largest city. the storm killed three people and forced hundreds from their homes. it's the deadliest tornado to hit there in more than 60 years. >>> we're getting a better idea this morning of how costly the damage from hurricane sandy is for the east coast. new jersey governor chris christie says superstorm sandy caused $37 billion in damages to his state. christie was in washington, making stops at the white house and capitol hill, asking lawmakers for an additional $83 billion in his state as well as new york and connecticut. today we'll learn the fate of a tour bus driver for a crash that killed 15 passengers. the jury will announce a verdict for williams today, who's accused of running a bus off the road and striking a pole in new york city in 2011. he's pled not guilty to manslaughter, claiming a tractor-trailer cut him off. prosecutors say he was tired and may have fallen asleep. if convicted, he faces 15
of the kansas city chiefs. we'll have details from dallas in a moment. >>> there is an emergency board meeting today for the australian radio station involved in the prank call about the duchess of cambridge's hospital stay. the meeting to address the mounting criticism and public outcry after a nurse who took the call at that hospital died. >>> plus, mtv well-known for its reality shows, some of them like "jersey shore" and "teen mom" have been very controversial and now one washington lawmaker wants the network to pull the plug on its new show "buck wild" before it even airs. >>> then we'll switch gears and talk about letters being written to santa this year. >> it's that time of year when kids send their wish list to santa but this year some kids are expressing the hard times their families are going through after hurricane sandy so instead of asking for toys they want santa to bring items like clothes and other necessities like good health even. coming up i'll introduce you to some of the elves working to make those holiday wishes come true. >>> we begin this morning in texas, police say d
much of pennsylvania. during the day, moving into philadelphia, new york city and then into connecticut and boston by the evening. some of this blue in here, as the storm intensifies, that blue indicates some of the heavier snow. when it's all said and done, we're going to see several inches of snow in some spots. but it's going to be a fast-mover. by tomorrow night, this storm really wrapping up. here's a look at some of the totals. now, the big cities anywhere from about 1 to 4 inches of snow. that includes the airports there and with that, we'll see visibilities go down. and that will lead to travel delays at the major airports, cold air is going to be here, natalie, and that's going to linger around throughout much of the week. >> chris warren at the weather channel. thanks so much, chris. >>> the holiday season is bringing heartbreak to some prospective parents here in the u.s. in the process of adopting children from russia. president vladimir putin has signed a new law banning those adoptions, leaving shocked adults and children wondering what will happen next. here is nbc's kerr
to modernize the city's fleet. derrick ward spoke to customers about what color they think would be best for d.c. >> reporter: d.c.'s cab industry is nothing if not colorful. of course, there are the yellow cabs which look more orange and the ecofriendly green cab that's more white than green. and where is the red, white, and blue on the patriot cab? the d.c. taxicab commission is considering rather to make things less ironic by establishing a uniform color in the city. this driver thinks maybe they should opt for day glow green. >> you can see far away. the kids love it and they like it, and this is a real good color. >> you can spot it a mile off. >> reporter: but these english visitors also think it's the strong suit for cabs in london. most of those are black. >> because you can then spot them really easily in the distance. >> reporter: and the taxi industry in cities like new york seem to have survived uniformity. >> like in new york the yellow seems a predominantly easy color to see. >> caller: d.c. branding, as thetices, and an effort to cut down on illegal cabs is among the reasons d.c
this morning. i'll show you that. this photo view from our city cam right at dawn over the potomac river and an absolutely glorious sunrise this morning. and here's another view of the sunrise at the reflecting pool. this was taken by angela pan, this morning. beautiful photo there. you see the washington monument in the distance. and look at what is blooming! this photo was taken yesterday. cherry blossoms are blooming. this is near 38th and albermarle in northwest washington. another one of our viewers sent in this flower blooming next to her house. it's december and we have to remind ourses. if you have interesting weather or nature photos send them to us as nbcwashington.com. there's capitol hill, basking in the sun. 59 at reagan national and a wind from the quest at 10 miles an hour. that's going to increase in speed. over the last several hours we had that patchy morning fog all gone and lots of sunshine from the blue ridge east. blue ridge west is mostly cloudy and upper level disturbance that's passing through over the next few hours and right now ahead of that it's mild temperat
, you're feeling like 23. 21 right now the windchill reading in fairfax city and falls church. a cold one indeed this morning. 30 degrees under a partly cloudy sky. later today, we're going to see more clouds moving in. these will be high clouds. so today we'll be getting filtered sunshine throughout the area. as far as your forecast goes, here we go, folks. 32 degrees at 8:00 a.m. it will be cold. cool conditions by 10:00, 11:00 a.m. your temperature of 39 degrees. 46 the high. not too bad. but we could pick up a sprinkle for your late afternoon, evening hours. even around midnight. which should be around 39. let's get a look at first 4 traffic again with alexis davies. >> thank you, veronica. still tracking breaking news involving a tractor-trailer northbound 28. we've got three right lanes blocked right now due to the accident. left lanes are getting by. traveling elsewhere on the roadways, maryland beltway is running very smoothly right now. no incidents reported as you travel through montgomery county. we have a live look now here at university boulevard and the beltway there. ru
in several cities including parts of maine and michigan. lake effect snow continues off lake ontario and those areas east and southeast of lake ontario should pick up an additional 3 to 6 inches by tomorrow. the storms will keep on coming, a minor system beginning on christmas eve will dump a few inches of snow in ohio through pennsylvania, north jersey, and southern new england. and we're tracking another major storm on the west coast which will bring a stripe of snow from oklahoma city to the midwest by christmas before heading up to the northeast mid week with coastal cities getting mostly rain and those inland either snow or a mix. so after a very mild winter last year, a whole lot of action in the last week. lester? >> all right. scott newell checking in for us. thanks. now to the mad rush at airports across the country tonight. nbc's gabe gutierrez is at the world's busiest airport hartsfield jackson in atlanta. how is it looking? >> reporter: well, major airports caught a bit of a break today. nowhere near as many cancellations as we saw thursday and friday. instead this morni
this morning. this is video from the city of sendai. just moments ago authorities lifted the tsunami warning. this all happened in the same place hit hard but a 9.0 quake in march of 2011. so far no reports of any damage. >>> the owner of a bangladesh clothing company where 112 people were killed in a fire last month lost its fire safety certification in june. the owner told the associated press he was only authorized to build a three-story facility. he illegally expanded it to eight stories and was adding a ninth floor at the time of the fire. despite the violation, the factory produced clothes for disney, walmart, and esears. >>> the time is 6:02. we're waiting for the labor department to release november jobs report in just over two hours. economists are predicting that fewer over 200,000 jobs were created last month, in part because of sandy. they feel the unemployment rate will remain at 7.9%. they're also concerned that the fiscal cliff is keeping jobs from hiring. vice president joe biden will have lunch with a group of middle class americans. their taxes could sky rocket if congress
of the palace of president mohamed morsi. last night, the city saw the worst violence since last month when morsi announced near absolute power. the conflict continues over the proposed constitution drafted by morsi's allies. many fear it would revert the country to an authoritarian government. >>> the syrian military has reportedly begun loading the chemicals for a deadly nerve gas into aerial bombs that could be dropped from dozens of fighter bombers. they're reportedly just waiting on word from president assad to fire. >> our concerns are that an increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons. we have sent a -- an unmistakable message that this would cross a red line, and those responsible would be held to account. >> meanwhile, germany plans to send 400 soldiers as well as patriot missiles to turkey, syria's border. >>> d.c. police are trying to figure out what led to a stabbing in front of the australian embassy. this happened just after 10:00 last night on rhode island avenue just near scotts circle in northwest. police tell us a man was stabbed in the side. he was
and chris join us live. >>> still ahead the murder rate is at historic lows, but the city's police officers say they are tired of working >>> you notice, the postgame interviews s. you just couldn't find two more humble guys, hellie. >> robert griffin iii and alfred morris have broken the mold. it's amazing the redskins were able to get both sides in the same draft. and it's amazing what they have done for the veterans. that's one of the things we talked about with chris cooley. he's not live with us today in the locker room, because it's new year's eve. we were with him on christmas eve. we didn't want to take all his time, but he taped a statement about an hour ago, which was nice of him. we talked about what this was like right after they captured the title. >> the locker room has been awesome the last six weeks, because they've all been playoff games, but this one was different. it was special. i was so happy for everyone involved. i was so happy for the owner. the owner was so excited. coach so excited. i think everyone did such a great job this year, to work so hard, and it's paid off
in a calendar year. the latest was a deadly shooting outside a convenience store. the city's police superintendent says the sad milestone is reflective of gang violence and illegal guns. kids need to learn other ways to resolve their problems. >> teaching our young people alternative dispute resolution, nonviolent strategies for addressing conflict, and getting guns off the street. >> last year the windy city had 435 murders. the last time chicago reached the 500 mark was in 2008. >>> a new york woman is facing multiple federal charges accused of helping a man kill two firefighters lured to a burning home. authorities say dawn nguyen bought the guns used in those murders. she was william spangler's neighbor, and police say she knew he was not allowed to own a gun because he was a felon. on christmas eve, spangler shot and killed two volunteer firefighters after setting a huge fire. he also injured three others before killing himself. >>> more than two weeks after the mass school shooting in connecticut, the first lawsuit has surfaced. it's on behalf of a student who was inside the s
on the roadways, 95 northbound is clear and incident-free as you travel from dale city up to the springfield milling ton interchange. a live look at 95 north of the occoquan where travel speeds are ten minutes up to the beltway. erika? >>> thanks a lot. the washington redskins, you'll be hearing a lot from them this week. they're in the playoffs. they clinched the nfc title last night by beating the boys in blue. the cowboys 28-18 last night. it was the 'skins seventh straight win after starting the season 3-6. redskins fans have been waiting five years to see their team in the post-season. a couple of guys who were still in high school during the last playoff appearance are to thank. our dan hellie caught up with robert griffin, iii and alfred morris. >> i believe it was terrell owens that once said, get your popcorn ready because the redskins are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. they got there as the nfc east champions. first division title since 1999. they will be hosting a home playoff game next sunday taking on the seattle seahawks at 4:30. they got there not because
is he has a crash pad, her dorm, gw. sleeps on the couch. >> go to the city. >> best of both worlds. >> good for him. >>> coming up next on "news4 at 5:00," the good deeds that have come from the tragedy at sandy hook. >> major sporting goods store has stopped some of its rifle sales and gun lovers are now making a mad dash. >> local college community supporting a [ male announcer ] there are plenty of reasons to be jolly at the chevy year-end event because chevy's giving more. more efficiency with sonic and cruze... more function in equinox and traverse... more dependability with the legendary silverado... and more style in the all-new malibu. chevy's giving more at the year-end event because 'tis the season. chevy's giving more. this holiday season, get a 2013 cruze ls for around $149 per month or get $500 holiday bonus cash. ♪ >>> a heart wrenching scene in must have town, connecticut. today families say good-bye to two more of the 2young children killed in that school rampage. the back-to-back funerals for first graders james mattioli and jessica rekos. their funerals, the lat
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're looking at subfreezing temperatures inside the beltway and the city streets. untreated streets will be a little slick. we'll keep the temperatures around 30 when your wake up for your wake up good night forecast. it's going to be breezy in the morning too. looking at wind gusts tomorrow morning and into the afternoon 25 miles an hour. so it's just going to feel a lot colder than maybe what you've been used to. 42 is the high. that's the number coming in right now. the low is 34. the average high is 44. dulles with .9 inch of snow. frederick got only about .8 inch. and martinsburg got about 3 inches and 4 inches in cumberland. we warmed up into the 40s today. didn't think we would but we did. lows tonight bottom out in the 20s. 30 in the metropolitan areas of annapolis and d.c. there is the winter storm warning out this there in ski country. 3 to 6 inches possible. but around here we are getting ready for the gusty winds. this storm winds up across new england and we will talk about what is heading our way next. gusty winds waking up with 30 degrees. this will feel like the 20s
's first major city, auckland, new zealand, brought in 2013 this morning. fireworks lit up the sky around 6:00 in the morning. sydney, australia brought it in at 8:00 a.m. revellers set up camp on the shores of the harbor. more than a million people saw the show at the sydney harbor bridge. it started with a ringing of a pel in tokyo, japan, at 10:00 this morning. closer to home, thousands of people are expected to bring in the new year at the celebration in al kpand rhee i can't. tony has a preview. >> reporter: i can tell you it's the time of year when people celebrate. they throw parties, make resolutions and promises for the upcoming year. in old town alexandria it will happen into the evening. it will be pretty packed. it was a quiet morning but the sign in this bookstore displays a subtle clue about the festivities. over 21 local spots including live music and children's activities. for the finale, a return of fireworks. a sure fire good time for folks celebrating the new year. >> go on a party. the redskins made my new year last night. >> or not. >> i have no big plans. >> anything y
in parts of washington state and oregon over the weekend. today, denver and salt lake city are expected up to 6 inches of snow. even parts of northern arizona and new mexico could wind up with snow on the ground. the midwest is expecting to see snow from that same system later this week. >>> of course, the big question is how far east will that system make its way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has the full forecast. tom? >> santa has retractible wheels on the snow. if there's no snow, he'll make here. we have a cloudy sky here. but a few breaks in the clouds around the brew ridge in shenandoah valley. the fog earlier this evening has dissipated. we've got the winds increasing. right now we're in the 40s to around 50 degrees. much of the region. the winds are gusting around 15 miles per hour. hometown forecast, waldorf, charles county by 6:30 near 50 and breaks in the clouds and partly sunny by noontime into the mid 50s and slight chance of a sprinkle. slight chance of sprinkles during the perhaps late morning and early afternoon and otherwise just clouds coming through. highs rea
to a very important event. >> we are supposed to be the city of tourists. >> the security tightened up, believe it or not. those of us that will be covering it out in the stands we cannot get into the capital without having more security, and that shows you hpowehow wor they are about things. >>> and d.c.'s godfather, of course, left us, and chuck brown died this year, and d.c. radio veteran, bernie mccain, who washingtonians will remember. >> and yeah, this is eddie williams, the oldest living resident of washington, d.c. passed away this year, what, 112 years old. but there are so many folks that we lost and i thought of al frey, jr., too. >> and speaking of the lady who -- andy williams, i remember her, she was always a spark at the luncheon, and 112 years old. >> they left a legacy. >>> thank you. that's "reporters notebook," and thank you for watching. "news4 today" continues. stay with us. >>> and we begin a live look at union station. if this is any indication of how to dress today, you will need to layer up. a windy morning is here, and that's expected to be a very special spot
or here at home? k of hunger. that's more than the population of new york city, chicago and los angeles combined. you can make a difference in your community and help end childhood hunger... the more you know. chris: welcome back. syria, egypt and afghanistan are just the foreign policy challenges we already know about russia out china and there which brings us to the big question this week -- will the president's second term triumphs be abroad or here at home? >> i think his second term will be defined by foreign policy and looming confrontation over iran. chris: politco has spoken. >> despite all of the domestic issues, he will have a bigger role to play on the world stage and brought into that with events whether it be syria, iran. >> leadership just changed in china for the first time in 10 years, the most important economic relationship we have in the world and he's got to make headway there to make sure they stay on their reform path so they continue to grow and the world economy will be stronger. >> i agree, it's unanimous, the big foreign policy challenges are coming at him. he
in washington as well. there's a live view from the city camera. showing no fog around. a lot of the fog dissipated last night as winds increased out of the southwest sweeping the fog away. we still have a lot of cloudiness over the region this morning. breaks in the clouds to our south, though and southwest and we'll have a little bit of sunshine perhaps this morning, temperatures right now generally in the 40s to near 50 in the suburbs as well. around the bay, southern maryland, northern neck and eastern shore, in the low to mid 50s as well as through central virginia. low 40s in the shenandoah valley. here's your four-day forecast. midday, chance of a few sprinkles, perhaps 10:00, 11:00 this morning until 1:00 or 2:00 this afternoon. small chance of sprinkles. otherwise, partly sunny, highs reaching the mid and upper 50s. winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. that's going to start perhaps later this morning and during the afternoon. winds diminish tonight and sunny tomorrow. a cold start. afternoon highs low 50s. low 50s on thursday with rain likely during the afternoon and evening. clea
shower activity around areas of minneapolis. slait city, areas like utah, colorado, even nevada. big snowstorm, headed for the plains. >> that cold -- >> it's like the rainy, cold weather. that's going to be in new england. >> thank you so much. >>> stocks jump on promising ob boehner fiscal negotiations. >>> and walmart and bushmaster guns. >>> gas prices have come below $4. some areas, as low as $3. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. now to stories making news this morning. house republican leaders say a new proposal from president obama to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff is a small step in the right direction. it includes higher tax rates on incomes of $400,000. instead of $250,000, the first change in the whous proposal. >>> senator daniel inouye of hawaii has died at the age of 88 after serving in congress since his election in 1959. senator patrick leahy takes ove over. the governor will make the call. >>> nikki haley chose tim scott as the state's next start replacing jim demint. that makes scott the state's first black governor. >>> two nasa sprays craft named
of stars. >> -- was new york city. >> a lot of household names. >> when they started filming this, they insisted on doing it here in new york. a lot of people told them they wouldn't get permits, it would be difficult. they ended up shooting in the met, grand central station. everywhere. >> new york was the star. >> new york was the star of the show. not since" sex and the city" have we seen such a love letter to new york. >> thank you, rob. >> have a lovely day, darling. >>> if the mad holiday rush is making you feel rundown, we have the cool truth to keep your family from getting sick. >> what you need to know about cold and flu season. we're going to play a game, i heard. a rumor. right here. >> winner. ♪ i am titanium ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. this season, discover aleve. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all th
york city. right now a live look at times square, where crews are getting geared up for the midnight ball to drop. back here at home, there's already some celebrating going on. news4's tony tull has a look at what's happening at first night in old town alexandria. >> reporter: it was a quiet more here in old town alexandria, but the sign in this bookstore displays a subtle clue. over 100 performances at over 21 local spots, including live music and xhirn's activities, and for the finale, the return of fireworks, a surefire good time for folks celebrating the new year. >> going to a little party, but the redskins made my new year last night. >> reporter: our not. >> i have no being plans. >> reporter: anything you can think of will be most likely represented here, like here at hotel monaco. they'll be throw a '20s theme party, and you may want to come dressed up. >> 15% off, come dressed to celebrate, in a roars 20s theme. >> reporter: the hotel is fully booked as are many, but there are plenty of activities to partake in. afternoon activities go from 2:00 through 5:00. live performan
york city, mostly quiet, a few showers with highs in the mid 40s. similar to yesterday, charlotte, nbc nblg, north carolina, 57 degrees. and/or lab doe, 81 degrees this afternoon. that's your latest forecast, lynn. >>> dylan, thank you so much. >>> the big business of those obnoxiously ugly sweaters. plus new numbers out this morning. >>> and we have shocking new details about the horrific garment fire in bangladesh that killed 112 people. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. in michigan republican lawmakers pushed through a right to work bill banning unions paying fees. they called the law an attack on worker's rights. >>> in greece, violence between protesters and police. >>> in bangladesh an official says that fire that killed 112 people last month was in a garment factory that had lost its safety certification back in june. also, the factory owner was authorized to run a three story business but it was illegally expanded to eight storiesed adding a ninth at the time of the late november blaze. >>> at the smithsonian museum in washington
here's a peek at the weather out your window. in new york city today, 39, partly cloudy. other areas across the east coast do look mostly quiet unless you're heading down into the carolinas. charlotte, north carolina, today about 51 degrees. orlando, florida, about 73. and that is your latest forecast. veronica? >> just a dusting, not a white christmas, just a dusting? >> enough so santa's sleigh has something to go through, but we're only looking at really a dusting tonight and into tomorrow morning. >> 39 degrees? my goodness. >> it's winter. >> thanks. >>> coming up next, a syrian air strike kills dozens. >>> and more on the late senator inouye. >>> and what's on the menu? america's most expensive christmas dinner. you're watching "early today." . >>> hi, i'm stationed at airsam air base. i wanted wish a merry christmas to my son and boys. merry christmas. >> i'm in southwest asia. i wanted to wish a very merry christmas to my wife, kara, and beautiful daughters. i'll be home soon, and i hope you have a great christmas and happy new year. >> and happy holidays to you, as well. >>>
not enough red meters were being set side. less than 10% of the 18,000 city meters. >> here's the big question. if the city is not going to go made when -- with the red top parking meter for disabled motorists, does that mean anyone can park here? in short, yes. any motorist can park at any meter for from the allowed time whether it is silver, red, or even the old blue meters once used for disabled drivers. driver was handicapped placards still won't have to pay. many drivers are unsure of the rules. >> saying i can get handicapped ticket now? >> reporter: that means you don't get a ticket. they don't enforce the red top meters for handicapped now. >> sounds great to me. >> reporter: the city says it is not enforcing the red top meters. >> really? >> reporter: have you gotten tickets. >> i have seen two people get tickets. >> reporter: but month more. these red meters could become sought-after spots. the red meters give you twice the time for the same price of a regular meter. council members say they will try again next year to clarify new rules. door evening? >> thank you, tom. >>>
said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle light vigil in iowa on wednesday. hunters discovered two bodies that are believed to be the missing cousins, 11-year-old lyric cook and 9-year-old elizabeth collins. the girls last seen in july, disappeared while riding their bikes. >>> computer software mogul john mcafee arrested in guatemala city for entering the country illegally. he said he had been seeking asylum there after fleeing belize where he is a person of interest in the shooting death of his neighbor. >>> music legend dave brubeck is being remembered today for bringing jazz to the people. he died just a day shy of his 92nd birthday. perhaps best known for his ground
of the country digs out from the last one. major cities from washington, d.c. to new york to boston in its path. >>> let's make a deal. president obama sitting down with top congressional leader from both parties in just hours. can they agree on something before sending the country over the fiscal cliff? >>> and holy cow. $8 for a gallon of milk? why that utterly ridiculous price could be a very real possibility today, friday, december 28th, 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning. she is full of milk puns this morning. holy cow. utterly. >> what are you, lactose intolerant? >> the trifecta. >> we'll move on to the big story, which is the weather. we're bracing for another big storm before the last one is done. >> it's expected to bring a new round of travel headaches during a holiday travel weekend. how will it impact you in more on that ahead. >>> also, retired general norman schwarzkopf has died at the age of 78. he's being remembered as one of the greatest military figures in u.s. history. more o
as the northeast prepares for round two. >>> twice in one month. a person pushed off a new york city subway platform. the odd behavio >>> 5:16 right now. two of the three men accused of brutally beating a capitol hill man will be in court. police say tommy branch and sunny kuti attacked and robbed maslin in august. he was in a coma for nearly two months. branch and kuti are due in court at 9:30. the third person, michael moore, waived his right to a hearing. >>> today the man accused of walking into sandy hook elementary school in virginia with a 2 by 4 will also be in court. that happened last week in strasburg. 33-year-old christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on that board. he made general statements about school safety. no one was hurt. johnson is charged with disorderly conduct. >>> the loudoun county sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting. it happened around 7:00 last night in sterling. deputies found the victims shot to death near great trail terrace and trail run terrace. his name has not been released. detectives believe the man was targeted. anyone with informa
. still expecting scattered snowshowers for the big cities, fi philly, new york, boston. several inches possible by evening. up to a foot possible in southeast massachusetts and rhode island. that's something we'll have to watch by this evening. rainshowers down across the southeast, moving out of the atlanta area, moving out birmingham and montgomery for your saturday. it's cold enough for snow from the northeast to the great lakes, only 18 in minneapolis, 77 in orlando. on sunday we'll see snow spread across the mountains of utah and into nevada. the inner mountain west there. most of the snow tapering off in the northeast. we'll have enough wind to bring snow east of lakes ontario and erie. otherwise we're clearing out in the big cities. still cold, though. that cold air is not going anywhere for the second half of the weekend. 61 in phoenix on sunday. and how about your new year's eve forecast? we will have another storm moving across the country bringing scattered snow across the plains. definitely looking at some accumulation in some areas. then rain farther south in places like d
. this is the second time this month someone has been shoved on to the train tracks and killed in new york city. >>> today begins a painful goodbye to two firefighters killed in a christmas eve ambush. people in the town of webster, new york, are getting ready to attend the wakes of those fallen firefighters who were shot as they responded to a fire. monday morning, volunteer firefighters mike chiapperini and tomasz coe zouk a were shot by spengler. two other firefighters were wounded. funerals are set for sunday. >>> a busy day at the mall turned into chaos in newport news, virginia. police were called to the mall about 7:00 last night for the report of a fight. they controlled the situation and left. but they had to come back less than an hour later. that time they found a mob of teenagers fighting. when officers stepped in, the teens targeted police officers. five teens were arrest ds and the mall closed early. >>> virginia's attorney general plans to appeal a ruling that would free a former death row inmate ordered justin wolf freed within ten days because prosecutors didn't retry him withi
seen it by the new york city children's choir. they sang "silent night." let's take a listen. ♪ silent night holy night all is calm all is bright ♪ ♪ round yon virgin mother and child holy infant so tender and mild ♪ >> wow. beautiful. >> that's really beautiful. >> about the same age, maybe a little older than all the victims. >> interestingly, we both kind of -- >> already we have -- >> yeah. >> this is a book by ann lamott, and i just picked this up. i'm sort of running out of my office, and cathy, my assistant, handed it to me and said read this. three essential prayers if you are feeling blue. this book is such a great pick me up. it's a good gift to give to a friend. she writes -- ann is a beautiful writer. >> she's such an instinctive writer. >> it's $10.25. you can get it on-line, and it will definitely help. especially around now. >> i had already set this aside to share as my favorite thing today. it's called "god wink stories -- " a deinvestigational by my really good friend. they've been on our show many times. so many people think that life is random and that there a
else in the city, if you plan on using metro, give yourself extra time because you can expect an hour delay on metro, five metro stations are closed. the agency is doing track work on all of lines, tacoma, silver spring, forest glenn, wheaton, glennmont on red line are closed. free shuttle buss will be available. shuttles will replace trains between archives and waterfront on the green line. and no yellow line service between ft. totten and archives. and single tracking on the orange and blue lines to remember as well. >> another traffic alert. now the jingle all the way 8k race has several streets closed. race began just a few minutes ago. this is a look at the course, parts of pennsylvania avenue in northwest are closed. independence avenue in southwest along other streets are also closed until noon today. >>> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent will appear in court facing possible manslaughter charges after crashing his car and killing his teammate, jerry brown. brent released a statement to his agent that said, quote,my devastated and filled with grief for the loss of my cl
of president mohamed morsi. last night, the city saw the worst violence since last month when morsi announced near absolute power. the conflict continues over the proposed constitution drafted by morsi's allies. many fear it would revert the country to an authoritarian government. >>> we're getting more news about the united nations peace envoy for syria. that meeting is expected to happen later today in dublin. the military there has reportedly begun loading aerial bombs with a deadly nerve gas. this meeting signals fresh hopes of a breakthrough to end syria's 21-month civil war. >>> new this morning, d.c. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked the flames at an apartment building in southeast washington. this fire started around 1:30 along minnesota avenue. fortunately, no one was hurt. we're told at least three families had to find another place to sleep. >>> this morning, d.c. police are trying to figure out what led to a stabbing in front of the australian embassy. this happened just after 10:00 last night. police tell us a man was stabbed in the side and was conscious and bre
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